For me, establishing a fabric of relationships between people of different disciplines, backgrounds and beliefs is an imperative. I have found that the most consequential labour and growth is the product of the exchange of experiences, methodologies and values. So, when I graduated from the National University of Mexico, I scrutinised what I know and how I came to know it. I became aware my own biases and the distance that separated me from others—even in an age of multilingualism and interconnectedness. I realised that I was in deep need of a new setting, new perspectives, and new methods. Obtaining your help will allow me to satisfy this need in a centre of diversity and tradition, innovation and agreement, a center for the preservation of knowledge and for the expansion of thought. In University College London, I plan to build upon the foundation that my national university has already given me and to continue on to doctoral studies. After studying, I plan to make my education relevant by becoming an advocate for the humanities, a promoter of knowledge and of the diversification of understanding.
One of my life’s goals is helping the humanities thrive in my home country and similar settings where the lack of training, material resources, or comprehension of their implications hinders their development. I hope to achieve this by promoting equitable access to resources, creating platforms for the exchange of intellectual capital and adapting what is already available to the needs of my context. Among other things, this would involve managing, preserving, and adding value to existing knowledge and targeting its analysis, availability and suitability for public universities. Likewise, it would be important to expand these universities’ open access resources and networks so as to introduce Mexican humanists to international debates. This would create incentives to study the humanities in my country, as there would be platforms to project new voices, exchange perspectives with other parts of the world, and rediscover the intrinsic value of the humanities.